Plan a Visit

You don’t have to plan your visit. You really can just drop in! But here are some tips for those who like to know before they go.

COVID Precautions: The primary difference these days, as we mitigate the spread of the novel coronovirus, is that we are not gathering in person. Worship, meetings, and events have all moved online or been cancelled. If you want to visit the church building for any reason, it’s advisable to call (206)784-1040 or email (office@stjohnunited.org) to schedule an appointment. Most of our staff are still working primarily fom home.

If you do visit the building for any reason, please follow all posted conditions of entry. This includes mandetory wearing of masks, self screening for symptoms, mainting distance from others, signing and out of the building, and most importantly – staying home if you may be sick or have recently been exposed.

One exception is our Hot Meal Program which continues to serve meals. All are welcome for a free hot meal every Tuesday for dinner (4pm – 6pm) and Wednesday for lunch (11am-1pm)

How to get here: We’re located at 5515 Phinney Avenue N., across the street from the Woodland Park Zoo. The number 5 bus line stops right in front of our main entrance. There’s a parking lot in back that’s available for you anytime you come to see us

When to come: Worship is every Sunday at 10:30pm LIVE on Zoom. Drop on by!

If you don’t want to attend worship for your first visit, or at all, visit our calendar or seasonal news for other events. We’d love to see you at any other activity, like a concert, block party, free meal, community game night or bible study.

If want to talk with a staff member, it is advisable to schedule an appointment as most of our staff are still working primarily from home. To meet with the pastor, call the church office or send an email to pastor@stjohnunited.org.

What to wear: Whatever you want. Really. In worship, you’ll see fancy Easter hats, suits and ties, summer dresses, short and jeans and baby carriers or spit up rags. The most important thing is that you bring yourself. Don’t let choosing the “right outfit” be a barrier. The right outfit is the one you have on.

If you are holding yourself back from coming to visit us because you are in need of clean clothes or access to basic hygience, please reach. Talk to someone in leadership, like the pastor or a worship assistant. We may be able to offer assistance. Most importantly, you are still welcome just as you are. We want to meet you!

What to expect: If you come for worship, there will be people buzzing around, catching up and keeping busy in preparation for the service. Ushers may greet you and are available to answer questions. While we worship online, we aren’t using bulletins. Simple follow along as you can. Words are posted ont eh screen that you can speak from home. Contrary to popular belief, there is no assigned seating. That’s especially true now! Please feel free to share your video screen or not, as you like. Find a comfortable chair, send messages to friends in the chat, sing hymns(while remaining muted) and participate as you feel called. Fellowship follows the service, but these days you have to provide your own beverage and treats.